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    Having lived in Australia in the past and worked in the OR over there, I think that you are confusing what anesthetic nursing is over there with what nurse anesthetists do in the US. In the US, it is the nurses that give the anesthetic drugs to the Pt in the OR. In Australia, it is the MD's who give the drugs to the Pt's. Anesthetic nursing does not even compare to what CRNA's do over here in the US.

    Australia and Canada does not recognize nurse anesthetists. Unless you move to the US and take all of the prerequisite courses, this would not work in the previously mentioned countries.

    I suggest looking at the nurse anesthetist website to find out more about the profession. www.aana.com

    Hope this helps.

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    It is never too old. I will be 39 when I start in August 2006 at Pitt. This is something I wanted to do for a few years now and just needed to get my experience in the SICU. I figure that I will have about 20 working years left making pretty good money as a CRNA, and more importantly, taking care of my family.

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    Will be moving the wife and young baby to Pittsburgh from St. Louis. No immediate family in Pittsburgh. Will be worth it in the long run.

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    University of Pittsburgh August 2006.

    :hatparty::hatparty::hatparty:


    What a relief!

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    Hi, I have been a nurse for 14 years and counting. I have worked many years in the OR and now in the SICU at a major teaching center in St. Louis. I have been recently accepted into the nurse anesthesia program at Pitt. I am very happy about this! I have alos been accepted for a scholarship in which I have to give some years service back. At least they are paying for my schooling.

    Just wanted to say hi to everyone and to all of the future CRNA's



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